rss_2.0Administration FeedSciendo RSS Feed for Administration 's Cover Negotiating a settlement in Northern Ireland, 1969–2019 City and county management in Ireland, 1929–2020 service adaptation – Its nature and requirements What does Jeremy think? Jeremy Heywood and the making of modern Britain; Diary of an MP’s wife: Inside and outside power learned from water governance services – A citizen perspective<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>The ombudsman idea in Ireland is now almost fifty years old. This article provides a citizen perspective on several ombudsman-type institutions and services across a broad variety of fields and issues. The underlying assump -tions of ombudsman-type services are outlined, with a citizen perspective of how they work in practice. Ten illustrative case studies are provided, each followed by a short commentary. The article analyses the cross-cutting issues arising: the uneven resource field in skills, knowledge and time; the need for ‘blue sea’ between the ombudsman-type institution and state agencies; the evidence bar for complaints; and the individualisation of complaints when there are systemic issues important for public administration. Because of the asymmetry of resources between the two parties, there is a strong case for ombudsman-type institutions to provide more assistance to complainants to advance and progress their complaints, so that a more level playing field can be achieved.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2022-04-30T00:00:00.000+00:00Sharing the Vision: Maintaining momentum for implementation enterprise sector, 2021 developments, 2021, 2021 Union, 2021, 2021 government, 2021 service, 2021 services, 2021, formal engagement of stakeholders in public policy – The case of An Fóram Uisce (The Water Forum)<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>This paper examines the operation of An Fóram Uisce (The Water Forum) and its role as a statutory body in formally engaging stakeholders in policy deliberation at the national level. An Fóram Uisce was established in 2018 and consists of twenty-six members, including stakeholders from agriculture, fisheries, business, trade unions and environmental organisations. The research finds a number of benefits of An Fóram as a means of stakeholder engagement. An Fóram is gradually evolving a role for itself in highlighting or putting an issue on the political and public agenda, and helping determine ways in which problems are addressed. It also provides members with a means of developing a shared understanding of the issues and agreeing potential solutions. Limitations exist, however. Notably, there is limited evidence to date of the impact of An Fóram on policy development in practice.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-12-30T00:00:00.000+00:00Planning a Dublin–Belfast Economic Corridor: Networks, engagement and creating opportunities<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>Cross-border cooperation on the island of Ireland has a long history, if often a limited scope. The emergence of statutory North/South bodies after the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement of 1998 added a new dynamic. This paper argues that the further development of the Dublin–Belfast Economic Corridor will require key stakeholders to engage widely, not only with a private sector whose rationale will be greater levels of commercial activity along the Corridor but also with others who will bring additional agendas into discussion, including sustainability and quality of life. Political engagement will also be critical to ensure that the top-down support, in terms of investment and alignment with other policy priorities, is present. The framework for this collaboration is already in place, something that was absent in the 1990s. Actors and policy entrepreneurs who can bring together the different types of engagement on a cross-border basis are required.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-12-30T00:00:00.000+00:00Public participation in a time of crisis: A case study of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown residents’ associations’ response to Covid-19 planning climate action: What would it mean for Dublin? An analysis of the Clontarf flood defences rural social enterprises and the national policy framework<abstract> <title style='display:none'>Abstract</title> <p>There is a growing recognition of the role that social enterprises play in rural areas. In Ireland this is formally acknowledged in recent social enterprises and rural development policies which commit to developing a suite of supports to realise the potential of social enterprises and strengthen their contribution to place-based sustainable rural development. However, these policies offer a generalised approach to social enterprises, compounded to date by the considerable gaps in our knowledge of these organisations. The main purpose of this article is to fill a gap in our understanding of Irish rural social enterprises. Using Defourny &amp; Nyssens’ meso-level framework (2017), this paper presents an analysis of surveys completed by 258 Irish rural social enterprises. Our findings illustrate five clusters which represent different types of Irish rural social enterprises. The findings confirm the validity of applying a meso-level approach for capturing in-country heterogeneity within the social enterprise sector and for informing policy supports for these significant actors in place-based sustainable rural development.</p> </abstract>ARTICLE2021-12-30T00:00:00.000+00:00en-us-1